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Hailed by The New York Times as a “vibrant soprano...with a secure, appealing sound and eye- opening volume,” Rebecca Krynski Cox opened the 2023-2024 Season with Dayton Opera as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. She returned to Florida Grand Opera for a role debut as Mimì in La bohème and was featured as the Soprano soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of South Carolina. Upcoming engagements include Mimi in La bohème with Knoxville Opera, Wendy Torrance in The Shining with Portland Opera, and Soprano Soloist in Verdi's Requiem with Sarasota's Key Chorale in 2025.

During the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Cox debuted the title role in Beethoven’s Fidelio with Opera Company of Middlebury, joined Charleston Opera Theater as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, returned to Dayton Opera to sing the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and to Indianapolis Opera as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. In 2022, Ms. Cox made her Florida Grand Opera debut as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and made debuts with Indianapolis Opera singing Julie Jordan in Carousel and with Dayton Opera in their “Epic Opera” concert. She also completed Guest Artist Residencies at the University of South Carolina and University of North Carolina Pembroke, as a recitalist, mentor, and masterclass technician.

Previous engagements include Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte at Theater Basel and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at Luzerner Theater. As a Fest Soprano at the Luzerner Theater in Switzerland, her roles included Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Gretchen in Faust-Szenen, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and Raja in Dschungel, a world premiere. Joining the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in 2012, Ms. Cox sang the role of Cynthia in the workshop of Muhly’s Two Boys and joined New York City Opera to cover Amaltea in Mosè in Egitto. She made her Kentucky Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata and her El Paso Opera debut as Micaëla in Carmen.

As an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera, Ms. Cox covered the Countess in Strauss' Capriccio and Sara in the world premiere of Higdon’s Cold Mountain. As a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, she sang Louella Parsons in Argento’s The Dream of Valentino and covered the title role in Arabella. At Des Moines Metro Opera, Ms. Cox sang Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen, Annina in La traviata, and the Fifth Maid in Elektra. At the Manhattan School of Music — where she was the recipient of the Mae Zenke Orvis Scholarship in Opera Studies and the Shoshana Foundation’s 2012 Richard F. Gold Career Grant — Ms. Cox performed the title role of Thaïs, Rosina in The Ghosts of Versailles, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Salud in La vida breve (de Falla), and Alice Ford in Falstaff.

A successful competitor, Ms. Cox was a Southeastern Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2011 and 2015. Additional awards include First Place in the Eisenberg-Fried Competition, the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation Inc. Award in the Liederkranz Competition, and a Career Bridges Grant in 2013. Ms. Cox graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina. She holds a Master's in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she returned for Professional Studies in Classical Voice.

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